Nikon D800 User Manual (en)

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Optional Flash Units 
(Speedlights)
The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and 
can be used with CLS-compatible flash units. Optional flash units 
can be attached directly to the camera accessory shoe as described 
below. The accessory shoe is equipped with a safety lock for flash 
units with a locking pin.
1
Remove the accessory shoe cover.
2
Mount the flash unit on the 
accessory shoe.
See the manual provided with the flash 
unit for details. The built-in flash will not 
fire when an optional flash unit is 
attached.
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The Sync Terminal
A sync cable can be connected to the sync 
terminal as required. Do not connect another 
flash unit via a sync cable when performing rear-
curtain sync flash photography with a flash unit 
mounted on the camera accessory shoe.